I know there is a 24 hour sickness bug going around the school so I am certain it is that he has no temperature. But he is not waking up to vomit and he is choking while being sick. I am able to wake him as easily as normal no rash or anything what would you advise? should I sit up with him to watch for vomiting? or take him to primecare? will they even be able to do anything?
sorry if I am panicing but I have never known anyone to vomit while asleep unless under the influence of drugs or alcohol.
This happened to my dd2, who was also four year old at the time, and it freaked me out a bit One time we found her the next morning with vomit in her bed, and a few nights later I saw it happen - she was fast asleep and just vomited, didn;'t wake up or even turn. i put her into the recovery position but she was fine. Can you wake him up? What is he like when he is awake? How many times has he been sick?
you need to clarify whether or not he's waking up properly ie fully conscious, making normal eye contact and responding normally when he's being woken up. if he's very lethargic and listless and/or drowsy, you need to get him seen asap.
it does sounds like a vomiting bug. keep an eye out for any blood/brown/green liquid in vomit. if he develops a headache or severe stomach pains or becomes very lethargic get him assessed by out of hours.
I would cover my bed with towels from the laundry basket, get a bucket, and sleep with him just to be sure. If he is genuinely difficult to rouse (rather than just sleepy) then I would seek further advice.
If my two have a vomiting bug that comes on in the middle of the night, we get the sofa bed out, put a dvd on, and one of us stays up with the poor unfortunate and tries to catch the vomit in a bucket. They can be sick an alarming number of times (give tiny sips of water in between, like a teaspoonful at a time) and it can all get very messy indeed if they are sick whilst asleep.
Yes we have already got vomit on our sofa bed, I will definetly cover with towels and dig out a box set, I have drawn the short straw it would seem. We have been offering small sips of water hope he gets better soon.
Thank you for the advice (particularly the towel advice)
He needs to stay off school for 48 hours from last vomit - those are the guidelines to avoid passing it on. My DS has vomited in his sleep loads of times, he just seems to sleep through it and the first we know is either when we check on our way to bed or in the morning and we find him covered in it! I doubt he would choke if he has normal consciousness, he's probably just a v deep sleeper
Yes he is a very deep sleeper he is like a log and does not move a muscle all night thanks I will keep him off for the rest of the week at least then that is why he has caught it my friend sent her son the morning after he stopped being sick and ds always plays with him <sigh>.